Sevierville, Tenn.

'We're All Ghosts'

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Gravestones have lured visitors for centuries, beckoning them through stone passes or iron fences. Whether it’s a longing to connect with the past or a desire to explore one’s own mortality, people are fascinated with eternal resting places. Read more


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Derek Thomson

The new 50-acre outdoor waterpark will be located across the street and up the hill from the Sevierville Convention Center and Wilderness at the Smokies resort. Read more


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Glen Rose

The band will take the stage at Bloomin’ BBQ & Bluegrass on Saturday, May 18. Read more

On a recent cold and rainy afternoon, The Po’ Ramblin’ Boys were hard at work at Sound Biscuit on the string act’s third album. Read more


The Rose Glen Literary Festival is an annual event held the last Saturday in February that features presentations, a panel discussion and a writing workshop as well as a luncheon and keynote speaker. Read more

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Proceeds from the event benefit Keep Sevier Beautiful and the Share It Forward program at Dollywood. Read more


The Great Smoky Mountains Association plans to close its Sevierville retail store by November 1 and Friends of the Smokies will convert it into additional office space. Read more


Admission is free, and kids are invited to show up in costume between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. October 31. Read more


Family-friendly event scheduled Saturday, October 27. Read more


When folks think of the Smoky Mountains, visions of glorious mountain peaks tucked in low-hanging clouds emerge. But when romance is out of the question and it’s time for family fun, the valleys of Tennessee offer their own exciting destinations. Read more


12 Days of Christmas

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Partridges and pear trees need not apply: These 12 holiday destinations around Southern Appalachia offer mountain merry-makers a bit of everything—from homespun traditions to festive glamour and glitz. Read more

Never trust a skinny cook

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Tony Gore is a man who knows food. Raised on Southern cooking, Gore learned from his mother and grandmothers, opening his first restaurant in 2006—Tony Gore’s Smoky Mountain BBQ and Grill in Sevierville, Tenn. Read more


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    Glen Rose